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Military Strategy: A Global History

Author: Black, Jeremy
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 28/02/2023
Publisher: YALE PRESS
ISBN: 9780300270365
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview A global account of military strategy throughout history, from imperial strategies to those of anti-imperial insurgents
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A global account of military strategy, which examines the practices, rather than the theories, of the most significant military figures of the past 400 years

Strategy has existed as long as there has been organised conflict. In this ground-breaking account, Jeremy Black explores the ever-changing relationship between purpose, force, implementation and effectiveness in military strategy and its dramatic impact on the development of the global power system.

Taking a "total" view of strategy, Black looks at leading powers-notably the United States, China, Britain, and Russia-in the wider context of their competition and their domestic and international strengths. Ranging from France's ancien regime and Britain's empire building to present-day conflicts in the Middle East, Black devotes particular attention to the strategic practice and decisions of the Kangxi Emperor, Clausewitz, Napoleon, and Hitler.

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